The Tai Lopez Show

“The problem is we have not structured our medicine to look at it in a holistic, global way.”

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We all know we need to exercise.

But it’s hard to know how we should exercise. Running, lifting weights, yoga, swimming, every type of exercise has its followers who tell you it’s the best exercise. With this much noise coming in, it can get difficult to determine who to listen to.

That is why on today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by gerontologist Dr. Paul H. Kim MD to discuss the benefits of certain types of exercise. Dr. Kim’s expertise in genetics and hematology helps us determine how to best approach aging in the healthiest way possible. In today’s interview, we specifically look at the value of weightlifting and its effect on longevity.

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“We aren’t creatures of intellect, we are creatures of movement.” - Dr. Kim

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Studies show that managing sleep, stress management, physical activity, and diet/nutrition is equivalent to the potency of pharmaceutical medication
  • Lifting weights builds muscle tissue and increases hormone signaling
  • K.I.S.S - Keep It Simple and Stupid
  • Download PolarBeat to track personal fitness
  • Push to exercise 87% of max heart beat for 60 minutes a week
  • VO2 max training looks at how efficiently your system burns calories
  • We aren’t creatures of intellect, we are creatures of movement
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     “You have to believe you can succeed. You have to believe in an individual capacity to do better than what you are doing.” - Ben Shapiro

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We all sit at different positions on the political spectrum.

But regardless of where you stand, we can agree that harnessing the power inside ourselves is a more reliable method of self-help than government programs. Whether or not the government program can be better is a conversation about legislation. Today, we talk about the power in each of us to go about a day-to-day trying to do what’s right.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by political commentator Ben Shapiro. Ben is the editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire. As a political figure, Ben is subject to much criticism and controversy, but today we hear his raw thoughts on everything related to politics, the government, the education system, and much more!

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“If you spend your life believing that the forces of the universe are raided against you, it’s going to make your miserable and make it impossible for you to succeed.” - Ben Shapiro

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Nothing besides military is solved by a federal government
  • Studies show that quality of education is more determined by factors like how the family treats education than any sort of government system
  • The problem is people looking to the federal government for solutions; localism is the solution
  • The single greatest predictor of poverty is being born into single motherhood
  • The focus of marriage has moved from the production and raising of kids to “are you in love?”
  • The whole reason society has an interest in marriage is to make sure there’s a mom and dad in the home
  • When dating, figure out values not common ground
  • Tutorial learning (what our education system employs) only works for 85% of the population
  • Albert Einstein, “The thing about smart people is that they seem crazy to stupid people”
  • Don’t force it, take the opportunities that come to you
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“Most entrepreneurs fail at targeting. They have OK landing pages, good creative assets, but they don’t know how to target. Spend marketing dollars on the people who will actually purchase your product.” - Dr. Alex Mehr

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You can’t make money without understanding people.

From negotiating deals to managing employees, every touchpoint of operating a business involves working alongside others. Without a basic understanding of human psychology, you will get taken advantage of by others, and as a result be unable to grow the business to its potential.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are taking a moment to recap some of this week’s highlights. From discussing the most important personality traits to have in your employees to designing the highest-converting website layouts, today’s episode will empower you to push new boundaries in your personal and professional life.

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“If you go to entrepreneur conferences and walk into a room with 500 entrepreneurs, you are now in a room of 500 insane people.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • When first starting out, create a more clean website
  • Use video marketing to sell yourself by broadcasting your authority on the subject
  • Sell products that people use, not what you prefer/like
  • Start with products with a price point lower than $100
  • Use ClickFunnels or Shopify to create your e-commerce store
  • It used to take 6 months to make a website, now it takes less than 60 minutes
  • Most narcissists don’t see themselves as narcissists
  • Extroverts like new things; introverts like routines
  • Machiavellianism is sneaky, two-faced, manipulative; linked to being bullied as a child
    • Characterized as people who pursue in an interpersonally exploitative strategy
  • Higher narcissism means higher extroversion and creativity
  • Childhood bullying is tied to higher levels of machiavellianism
  • Studies show men are more psychotic than women
  • Use Narcissism Personality Test to find out which how you score on: authority, self-sufficiency, superiority, exhibitionism, exploitativeness, vanity, entitlement
  • Don’t only learn from your own experience; listen to others’ mistakes to prevent them from entering your life
  • Don’t let ego get in the way of your methodology during times of success; do the risk analysis
  • Listen to your mentors
  • Study your past patterns/cycles to figure out what was behind times of success and failure
  • Refocus on the relationship on your customer
  • Being honest can double your click-through rates
  • Every online business has 3 elements:
    • How you’re going to drive people to the website
    • A landing page that offers a small exchange of value for email address
    • Lifetime value for visitor moving forward
  • You want to sell things with a price point less than $100
  • Making your online business subscription model will triple your revenue
  • Use ClickFunnels to start a website with sales funnels cooked into it
  • New entrepreneurs are better off selling other people’s products.
    • Next step is: white-label someone else’s product or come up with your own proprietary product
  • Use your iPhone to film intro video that will live on the landing page of the website
  • Difficult for visitors to leave if there is a picture of a human face looking out of the computer
  • Optimize your landing page mobile
  • Jeff Bezos’ original Amazon.com in 1994 cost $100,000
  • Think of Facebook Ads in terms of pizza: campaigns, ad sets, and targeting
  • Always optimize for conversion (usually for sales)
  • Try to make money while you’re doing other stuff
  • The key subscription models is retention
  • Make 3-4 minute video ads on YouTube and Facebook that route visitors to your site
  • Use USPTO.gov to check your name against existing trademarks
  • There’s no chance without a change in your routine
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“People are procrastinators. Give them a reason to buy right now or else they won’t.” - Tai Lopez

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The goal is robotic income.

This is the type of revenue stream that doesn’t require active work. Essentially, you’re making money while doing other things. To do this requires building a business that’s big enough to run by itself or selling product online. For us beginning entrepreneurs, we will start with the latter and use the powers of Shopify and Google Trends to supply niche products at their highest points of demand.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to make money online. By following a simple set of rules, you can create an online revenue stream to supplement whatever income you’re currently generating. Tune in today to hear how to integrate this

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“What do you have to do to make money in business? You have to make more money than you spend. And then you have to attract clients.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • 2 rules to business: make more money than you spend and attract clients
  • Force your website visitors into sales funnel conversions
  • Read The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins to learn how to simulate the future without doing it yourself
  • When first starting out, create a more clean website
  • Use video marketing to sell yourself by broadcasting your authority on the subject
  • Sell products that people use, not what you prefer/like
  • Start with products with a price point lower than $100
  • Use ClickFunnels or Shopify to create your e-commerce store
  • It used to take 6 months to make a website, now it takes less than 60 minutes
  • Test your marketing ideas using different Facebook campaigns
  • Sell on Amazon: most people prefer buying online there because credit card is stored
  • Show don’t tell; demonstrate your product and the reward you get from using it
  • People are procrastinators: give people a reason to buy now
  • Display social proof (how many people liked your product) on your website
  • Look to small franchises over small business owners
  • We all want: health, love, wealth, happiness
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“Most entrepreneurs fail at targeting. They have OK landing pages, good creative assets, but they don’t know how to target. Spend marketing dollars on the people who will actually purchase your product.” - Dr. Alex Mehr

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An online presence doesn’t just mean an opportunity to market your business.

It means create an online revenue stream. Even the brick-and-mortar restaurant can bottle their specialty mustard and sell online. As our society shifts more and more to a global digital economy, we must find ways to make money online.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Dr. Alex Mehr. He is the CEO of MentorBox, an online book subscription service. In the past, he has run online businesses that have done over $1 billion in revenue. Today, we hear his insights on what it takes to launch a successful online business. Tune in to hear his expertise and take your business to new heights!

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“New entrepreneurs are better off selling other people’s products. That’s the first step. Next step is: white-label someone else’s product or come up with your own proprietary product.” - Dr. Alex Mehr

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Every online business has 3 elements:
    • How you’re going to drive people to the website
    • A landing page that offers a small exchange of value for email address
    • Lifetime value for visitor moving forward
  • You want to sell things with a price point less than $100
  • Making your online business subscription model will triple your revenue
  • Use ClickFunnels to start a website with sales funnels cooked into it
  • New entrepreneurs are better off selling other people’s products.
    • Next step is: white-label someone else’s product or come up with your own proprietary product
  • Use your iPhone to film intro video that will live on the landing page of the website
  • Difficult for visitors to leave if there is a picture of a human face looking out of the computer
  • Optimize your landing page mobile
  • Jeff Bezos’ original Amazon.com in 1994 cost $100,000
  • Think of Facebook Ads in terms of pizza: campaigns, ad sets, and targeting
  • Always optimize for conversion (usually for sales)
  • Try to make money while you’re doing other stuff
  • The key subscription models is retention
  • Make 3-4 minute video ads on YouTube and Facebook that route visitors to your site
  • Use USPTO.gov to check your name against existing trademarks
  • There’s no chance without a change in your routine
  • Read The H Factor of Personality to learn how to categorize people
  • Be careful of how books become outdated in more tech-related categories

Learn new skills insanely fast with MentorBox here!

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“People think entrepreneurs are risk-takers, but they’re actually the exact opposite.” - Anik Singal

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There’s no worse place than rock bottom.

By definition, it’s the lowest point in your life. You lie on the floor of your office completely hopeless. But also by definition, rock bottom means that it will never get worse. There’s only one way to go from rock bottom, and that is up.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are joined by Anik Singal, founder of e-learning company Lurn. Anik’s insights spread across many different domains of business: from picking yourself up out of rock bottom to making deals in the boardroom. In this interview, we hear Anik’s story about hitting rock bottom and how we must use honesty to rise from failure.

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“It was okay I was in that situation. It wasn’t okay that I didn’t know why. I needed to know what the heck happened.” - Anik Singal

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • You can tell who your real friends are in failure
  • Failure provokes introspection; take note of your answers to “Why?” during this time period
  • Be okay with failure but don’t be okay with ignorance
  • Don’t only learn from your own experience; listen to others’ mistakes to prevent them from entering your life
  • Don’t let ego get in the way of your methodology during times of success; do the risk analysis
  • Listen to your mentors
  • Study your past patterns/cycles to figure out what was behind times of success and failure
  • Refocus on the relationship on your customer
  • Being honest can double your click-through rates
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“I feel like once things are over 100 years old, people don’t care anymore.” - Tai Lopez

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Why haven’t you started your own business?

If your answer is time, then you’re not managing your time well enough. If your answer is money, then you’re not seeing the value in failure. The truth about entrepreneurship is there’s no reason not to give it a try.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing a wide range of topics. From the current political climate to dating/gender norms, today’s discussion will help you take your personal and professional lives to new heights!

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“Don’t worry about what you look like. Not one guy on the Forbes 100 list is good-looking.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • America got involved in the Vietnam war to contain the spread of communism
  • Leeches were a big issue in the Vietnam War
  • There are no animal species that don’t have status hierarchies
  • Read Quincy Jones’ interview in Vulture
  • Learn marketing by looking at the The Beatles’ marketing efforts
  • Good-looking men tend to be lazy
  • Be aware of gender norms when evaluating who you want to be
  • Read Black Elk Speaks
  • You will get a phobia of horses if you don’t hop right back on after falling off
  • Most religions are founded around the idea of humans coexisting with animals
  • Most people forget that they can fail, especially narcissists
  • Jolliness is the most important trait in hospitality employees
  • Don’t mess with a patient, angry man
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“If you go to entrepreneur conferences and walk into a room with 500 entrepreneurs, you are now in a room of 500 insane people.” - Tai Lopez

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The nature-nurture debate misses the point.

Discussing how much of who we are is genetic makeup vs. environmentally influenced is an unproductive conversation. It’s a high amount in both; we are raised by our parents, the same DNA that makes us up. What we need to be talking about is how to shift the hardwiring that comes from this upbringing.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing the value of personality tests in discovering where to push efforts for self-improvement. Unfortunately or fortunately, most of who we are comes from our parents, and in this conversation we talk about what to do with that reality. Blood is thicker than water, but it’s not thicker than common sense.

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“People love people that subconsciously remind them of themselves. Narcissists love narcissists.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Think about your results as how you see the world
  • The 6 attributes of narcissism: authority, self-sufficiency, superiority, exhibitionism, exploitativeness, vanity, entitlement
  • Read The H Factor of Personality to learn how to categorize people
  • Most narcissists don’t see themselves as narcissists
  • Extroverts like new things; introverts like routines
  • Machiavellianism is sneaky, two-faced, manipulative; linked to being bullied as a child
    • Characterized as people who pursue in an interpersonally exploitative strategy
  • Higher narcissism means higher extroversion and creativity
  • Narcissism leads to higher levels of stress
  • Scientists say it takes the average person 67 days to break a habit
  • Conscientiousness is diligence, prudence, organization, and perfection
  • Scientists laugh at the Myers-Briggs test
  • We celebrate people with mental problems in the modern world
  • Men are more psychopathic than women
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“Read every book, blog, and article on the subject. Go to every conference and seminar on the subject. Mastery brings wealth.” - Tai Lopez

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We all want to make more money.

But wanting to isn’t good enough. You have to actually do it. Maybe it’s that your current full-time job provides a steady paycheck, affording you a lifestyle of comfort and flexibility. But what about that business idea that’s been chirping in the back of your head for the past few months? When will you start grinding on that and experience real freedom working for yourself?

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are discussing how to increase your income in 2018. For those of us with entrepreneurial ambition, it’s difficult to know which avenue to take our efforts. We might know we want to start a business, but can’t decide the exact industry or space. Today, we take a moment to bring in the focus and talk about how to increase your income this year.  

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“Take something you already know how to do and become a world-class expert at it.” - Tai Lopez

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • Mastery brings wealth
  • #1 way to increase your income is shadow somebody
  • Take something you already know how to do and become a world-class expert at it
  • To become an expert on a subject, read every book, blog, and article
    • Go to every conference and seminar
  • Rarely do you meet a wealthy person who isn’t a master at some skill
  • Another great way to increase wealth is starting a social media marketing agency
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“The thing about e-commerce and dropshipping is you can do it part-time. You don’t have to quit your job.” - Tai Lopez

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Hearing others’ stories helps us reframe our own.

When you recognize the fibers of another person’s narrative to be parallel to your own, you rack focus for a second. The typical hamster wheels of thought stop. And when you come back to your own narrative, you have a new, healthier, and more nuanced perspective on that part of the story.

On today’s episode of The Tai Lopez Show, we are taking a moment to recap some of this week’s highlights. From Jocko Willink giving the insider scoop on Navy SEAL training to Daymond John breaking down productivity, the range of content and perspective will allow us to rack focus on our own story. Tune in to push new boundaries in your personal and professional life.

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“Obsession with your business is the same as obsession with your kid. You don’t look it as a daily job; you look at it as the process. You know you’re not going away, just like you know you aren’t giving your child up for adoption.” - Daymond John

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Points to Keep In Mind

  • The world will throw tremendous challenges at you
    • Keep this in mind when you party
  • Nietzsche’s ‘will to power’ is what we call willpower today
    • It’s more the power of yourself, not power over other people
  • When you party, party hard; and when you work, work hard  
  • You won’t instantly make the money you want to make
  • Save $15k-$20k before quitting your job
  • A liar can only see his/her side of the story
  • Variability is the sign of truth
  • Envy is the only sin that doesn’t feel good in the moment
  • At least 50% of the population suffers from attachment disorder
  • Words are always easier than action
  • Use Narcissism Personality Test to find out which how you score on: authority, self-sufficiency, superiority, exhibitionism, exploitativeness, vanity, entitlement
  • Think of breaking off relationships as breaking bones; it’s better when it’s a clean break
  • Money is a great slave and horrible master
  • If you have to take a vacation from your job, you shouldn’t go back
  • Be careful of the email inbox trap where you are focusing on fixing other people’s problems and not your own
  • 80% of Navy SEALs quit during the training
    • Usually 1 hour of sleep per night during peak training
  • The idea that we can’t maintain military presence in countries for extended periods is false
  • Under Saddam Hussein, Afghanistan civilians were being tortured
  • In the initial phases of the Iraq War, American troops fought alongside Iraqi soldiers
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